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Rebecca Cruise

Contributor and Guest Host, World Views

A regular panelist on World Views and the primary substitute host, Rebecca Cruise specializes in security studies and comparative politics focusing on issues of security community development, international organizations, post-conflict resolution, political participation and gender. Though taking an international perspective in much of her work, her regional focus tends toward Southeastern and Central Europe.

She has published a number of articles, including pieces in International Politics, Journal of Homeland Security and Emergency Management and the Croatian International Relations Review. Dr. Cruise also co-wrote a book exploring international maritime security policy. Currently, she is working on the manuscript for her forthcoming book entitled, Eastern Efficacy: Female Political Participation in Post-Communist Europe. Beyond her research interests, Dr. Cruise has developed and taught a number of courses for the University of Oklahoma including Global Security, Comparative National Security, Women in International Security and International Activism.

After receiving a BA from the University of Portland, Dr. Cruise earned her Ph.D. from the OU Department of Political Science in 2011.

Ways to Connect

Rebecca Cruise talks to Joshua Landis about the latest developments in Syria.

Then, Suzette Grillot interviews writer, translator and journalist Achy Obejas. They talk about Cuba, literature and why rupture is a major theme of Obejas's work.

Suzette Grillot and Rebecca Cruise talk about giant lily pads that have reappeared in Paraguay, and how drought is India is affecting world chickpea prices.

Suzette Grillot and Rebecca Cruise talk about the Trump administration's decision to forego its planned appointment of an ambassador to South Korea. They'll also discuss Israel's first use of an anti-boycott law after the singer Lorde canceled her concert there.

EU diplomat Andrea Glorioso
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Retailers and consumers in the European Union face barriers when trying to conduct business online. An effort to implement a digital single market could change that.

The EU’s digital single market, or DSM, plan could improve e-commerce across borders within the union, modernize copyright regulations and improve cybersecurity, among other goals.

Suzette Grillot and Rebecca Cruise discuss protests in French over Dutch experiments with pulse fishing, and ongoing protests in India over a Bollywood film.

 Then, Rebecca talks with Andrea Glorioso, counsellor for digital economy for the European Union’s delegation to the United States, about the EU's digital single market plans.

Suzette Grillot and Rebecca Cruise talk about the current political, economic and social environment in Rio de Janeiro. They'll also discuss a recent poll that shows a general decline in support for the United States and President Trump around the world.

Then, Suzette talks with Mahtem Shiferraw. She's a poet who grew up in Eritrea and Ethiopia, whose collection of poetry, Fuchsia, examines concepts of personal displacement and nomadism.

Suzette Grillot and Rebecca Cruise discuss the lack of birth control in Venezuela, and the first meeting held between North and South Korea in more than two years.

Then, Suzette talks with Jacob Poushter of the Pew Research Center about American public opinion of foreign policy, and the image of the United States in other countries.

Suzette Grillot and Rebecca Cruise talk about the plight of journalists around the world and a recent change in indigenous law in Canada that could affect over a million women.

Then, Suzette talks with Charlie Kenney about security and democratization in Mexico.

Alisa Ganieva
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Award-winning novelist Alisa Ganieva’s books describe the complexities of her home, the Russian republic of Dagestan.

An English translation of her second book, Bride and Groom, will be released in January 2018. It’s a fictional depiction of marriage in her home.

Ganieva spoke to KGOU’s World Views when she was in Norman for the annual Neustadt Festival of International Literature and Culture. She says her novel begins when the groom’s family book a large banquet for his wedding. However, he does not yet have a bride.

Rebecca Cruise talks with Gershon Lewental and  Samer Shehata about President Trump's decision to move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem,  and to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capitol.

Then, Rebecca talks with Alisa Ganieva, an author from the Russian republic of Dagetan. Ganieva's work includes Salaam Dagat!, The Mountain and the Wall and The Bridge and Groom.

World Views: December 1, 2017

Dec 1, 2017

Suzette Grillot and Rebecca Cruise discuss this week's decision at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia in the The Hague.

Then, Suzette talks to Arturo Sarukhan, former Mexican ambassador to the United States, about the importance of cooperative US-Mexico relations.

Rebecca Cruise talks with poet Sasha Pimentel about the sound of language, the US-Mexico border and her experience as an immigrant.

Then, Suzette Grillot discusses invasive species and ecosystems in Brazil with University of Oklahoma PhD student Karen Castillioni.

Poet Sasha Pimentel at the KGOU studios.
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Even though she doesn’t speak Arabic and is not a Muslim, poet Sasha Pimentel says the call to prayer in Saudi Arabia has influenced her work.

Suzette Grillot and Rebecca Cruise talk about an impending soda tax in Colombia, and the resulting threats. 

Then,  Suzette talks to Michael Otim about social justice in Uganda.

Suzette Grillot talks to Joshua Landis about the end of ISIS as a territorial state. 

Then,  Rebecca Cruise talks with China expert Yukon Huang about the U.S.-China relationship.

Suzette Grillot and Rebecca Cruise discuss how Pakistani women are finding independence and managing their security through a transportation app.

Then, Suzette talks to Indonesian consul general Nana Yuliana about bilateral relations between her country and the U.S., and Indonesia's diversity.

World Views: October 27, 2017

Oct 27, 2017

Suzette Grillot and Rebecca Cruise discuss Boko Haram's use of women and girls as suicide bombers. 

Then, Suzette talks with Splash CEO Eric Stowe about clean water projects.

People watch a TV screen showing an image of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un delivering a statement in response to U.S. President Donald Trump's speech to the United Nations, in Pyongyang, North Korea, at Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea.
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North Korea is on the verge of becoming world’s ninth nuclear power, and the United States is entering a transition stage of having to accept Kim Jung Un’s role in the world.

Suzette Grillot and Rebecca talk about women in leadership role worldwide, and in Germany.

Then, Suzette discusses the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution with historian Joshua Sanborn.

Suzette Grillot and Rebecca Cruise will discuss the independence vote in Spain's Catalan region, and the Trump administration's expulsion of Cuban diplomats.

Then, Suzette talks with British Consul General Karen Bell about trade, security and Brexit.

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